Wreck Me

Wreck Me

by Sally Ball

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Poetry. "WRECK ME is a primer of emotional violence—a primer because, as these unassumingly gorgeous poems know so well, we can only be beginners when we confront our wish to be seized, transported, remade. The violence within us is everywhere in dialogue with the violence without, but nothing is romanticized here, not the wish to be wrecked, not the wish to wreck; the body is a metaphor for nothing. The language of these poems is nonetheless like the body—familiar, mysterious, vulnerable, strange. 'We love / that ravishment,' says Sally Ball of what we simultaneously fear and crave, 'we trust it.' These poems are ravishing."—James Longenbach

"WRECK ME is an entrancing collection. From the first line to the last, we are tugged into a sensibility and a world as familiar as our own world, and as strange. Sally Ball leaves no line unelectrified. Each poem feels finely wrought and completely newborn, which is exactly the point of poetry."—Laura Kasischke

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981987682
Publisher: Barrow Street, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Sally Ball is the author of WRECK ME (Barrow Street Press, 2013) and ANNUS MIRABILIS (Barrow Street Press, 2005). She is an associate director of Four Way Books, and she teaches in the MFA program at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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